If you think the 17.3 inch “Intel Haswell” laptop is out range of your budget, you should think again. Yeah, the latest HP Pavilion 17 laptop line up that shipped with new Intel Haswell i3-4000M processor as the heart, the HP Pavilion 17-e019dx has release and ready now in major retailers for price under $400. Not only comes with latest intel i3 platform, this model also comes with powerful graphics performance that promises faster and better performance than the HD graphics 4000.
Speaking of performance, HP Pavilion 17-e019dx laptop is brings slightly lower performance than the $650 Pavilion 17-e040us laptop. Powered by Intel Core i3-4000M dual core processor that clocked around at 2.4GHZ, the 17-e019dx model incorporated with a 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, instead of 6GB of DDR3 RAM on the previous model. Yeah, its brings slower multitasking performance than the previous model, but its still offers better and faster performance than common desktop replacement laptop on its price from other brand.
Like the other HP Pavilion 17 model and common modern laptop, the latest model also preinstalled with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system. Not only compatible with almost all modern applications, the OS also promises stable platform and smooth day to day office and light multimedia tasks. Inside, 750GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive provides more than enough space to store all your multimedia and office files. Of course, if needed, you can also expand the Random Access Material (RAM) to higher level (support up to 8GB DDR3 RAM).
Yeah, HP Pavilion 17-e019dx laptop is inexpensive laptop, but the HP’s bring some good multimedia performance. The 17.3 inch High Definition Plus display with support a native resolution offers better brightness and more vivid color than other sub-$400 17.3 inch laptop from other manufactured, thanks to HP’s BrightView technology and Intel HD 46000 graphics. The Intel HD Graphics 4600 as graphics engine provides better and faster performance than the previous Intel HD graphics model. Its mean you can play modern games, streaming video from Netflix or handle home editing video applications with ease.
If you are also concern about design, the anodized silver lid cover with small HP logo on the center and micro-dot design make this model looks more expensive than the actual price. On the interior, the machine brings a glossy black color fro keyboard deck. The black keyboard with full size design and 10 numeric keypad promises faster and accurate typing for daily office work. In term of size, the 17.3 inch machine measures 10.5 x 16.5 x 1.29 inches and weighing around at 6.4 lbs. It bundled with a 6-cell Lithium Ion battery. No word on battery run time, but according to some reliable source, the battery can provides up to seven hours of battery life for very light usage.
Most of port interfaces are located on the left edge, includes two USB 3.0 port, 3.5mm audio combo jack, VGA port, HDMI port as HDTV connector and multimedia card reader slot that supports SD card. On the other side, you will finds single USB 2.0 port and RJ 45 port, along with a Super Multi DVD Burner drive. Other features are security lock slot, 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN, high-speed 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN, dual stereo speakers with DTS Sound+ technology and HP TrueVision HD web camera with internal microphone for video conference.
Of course, it also preloaded with some third party and HP’s software, such as CyberLink PowerDVD, Cyberlink YouCam DE, Microsoft Office 365 (trial version), Amazon Kindle, WildTangent Games, HP Connected, HP Recovery Manager and more. So, what do you think? If you interested, you can buy HP Pavilion 17-e019dx laptop now with a starting price around at $399.99 and free shipping for US costumers.